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Kisoboka Africa carries out surveys for scalability of SCOBAs

Kisoboka Africa team has started carrying out a survey to establish the poverty levels in the region with goal of creating pathways to ensure financial inclusion and youth empowerment in underserved communities. To achieve this, we are intending to scale-up school community banking (SCOBAs) activities to more communities in Lwengo district. School community banks are school based groups of parents …

Kisoboka Africa team sensitizes children on COVID 19

As schools closed last Thursday, our team visited & sensitised #children on effective #health measures to observe in order to prevent the spread of #coronavirus. We also took time to demonstrate effective hand washing using clean #water and #soap and encouraged them to practice #SocialDistancing during this period. At #KisobokaAfrica, We strongly believe that communities #prosper when they have a #healthy and #educated people and so we delligently work to ensure this. In the pictures above, the team …

Kisoboka Africa’s creating pathways to prosperity through SCOBAs

This feature picture shows a SCOBA (School Community Bank) meeting taking place at Building Tomorrow Lukindu Primary School. We pioneered SCOBAs in rural primary schools to open up opportunities for parents to save their money, borrow to invest and also get crucial business training to start income generating projects. This is catalysing their path to #prosperity and empowering them to actively participate …

Catalysing rural prosperity through business training, one woman at a time

Through our business training program, we are empowering Maama Martin (in the picture above) and many community members like her in Lukindu community, Lwengo District to start and run their own income-generating projects to profitability and rise from poverty to prosperity. We equip them with skills including raising capital, record keeping, sales, and marketing coupled with a strong monitoring and …

Empowering Women through School Community Banks (SCOBAs)

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’d like to shine a spotlight on three entrepreneurial women we met in Uganda on our recent visit with Katende Stephen, founder of Kisoboka Africa. The first is Nakiyemba Florence, who serves as the leader of the school community bank the Kisoboka team helped to establish in her rural village. This brilliant banking model …